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My meter has stopped clocking usage - what should I do?


We have just (today) switched over from another provider and when I entered our electricity meter readings into Ovo. I checked this with old electricty bill and it came to light that the night time electricty reading had not changed since September 2018. As we are not high users of night time energy it was not somthing that had been picked up on. I notified our previous provider as it was the day before we were switching and they promised to call me back and look into this. We have heard nothing. Any suggestions on what to do. There is obviously a problem somewhere with the meter. I was going to do the boil a kettle test during economy 7 hours to see if this is recorded. We do not have storage heater and the economy 7 hours only work for us when I use the washing machine or dishwasher. Also will my economy 7 hours be the same as my previous providers hours. Thank you.
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Best answer by Eva_OVO 13 May 2019, 11:37

Welcome to the forum, @Madison208!

It sounds like the meter is faulty - just to be sure I would recommend doing the kettle test during your off peak hours.

If the meter doesn't clock any usage, you'll need to call our Customer Care team to arrange a meter exchange. The earliest they'll be able to arrange an appointment for will be 17 working days. You can call the team on 0330 303 5063, they're available Monday-Friday 8am-6pm. For the time being we'll need to estimate the readings, but these can be updated as soon as we've got readings from your new meter.

Switching suppliers won't affect your peak/off peak times! :)

Let us know how you get on with this.

Eva
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Welcome to the forum, @Madison208!

It sounds like the meter is faulty - just to be sure I would recommend doing the kettle test during your off peak hours.

If the meter doesn't clock any usage, you'll need to call our Customer Care team to arrange a meter exchange. The earliest they'll be able to arrange an appointment for will be 17 working days. You can call the team on 0330 303 5063, they're available Monday-Friday 8am-6pm. For the time being we'll need to estimate the readings, but these can be updated as soon as we've got readings from your new meter.

Switching suppliers won't affect your peak/off peak times! :)

Let us know how you get on with this.

Eva
Thank you for your assistance. I have since spoken to the Customer Service team and this has all been resolved.

many thanks
Madi
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Great to hear, @Madison208!

Thanks for letting us know ☺
Hello!

Having resolved our previous concerns with respect to our initial meter readings, it's come to our attention that our gas meter is not in fact working...

Only, having been asked to provide this month's readings earlier last week, it's now apparent that our gas meter reading hasn't actually changed in a month! Indeed, double-checking the device since having submitted the latest reading it's clear that, whilst we still have a gas supply, the meter simply isn't turning to any new reading.

As it happens, we received a courtesy call from OVO just the other day with regards to getting a pair of latest generation smart meters installed - and we're very much looking to doing that in June - but in the meantime we thought it probably best to try to let them know the current situation.

Of course, we'd like to do so without losing our self-service reward, but perhaps this constitutes an appropriate reason for direct contact? In any case, any advice as to how we might best go about all this would be very much appreciated.

Many thanks in advance!
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@VagrntSol I've moved your message here as you should find the info you need!

To elaborate though, you certainly wouldn't lose your Self Service Reward (SSR) for reporting this to us, as you aren't able to do this using the app.

Here's further info on the SSR terms: https://www.ovoenergy.com/help/self-service-reward

Thanks,
Ed
I suspect that the gas meter is broken, the small red dial is not rotating.How do I arrange a replacement
Hi guys quick question, my gas meter has decided it not longer wants the display to turn on so im not able to get any meter readings? Any clue what my next steps should be?
Ive tried holding down the button for 10 seconds
Holding down the b button
Holding down both buttons
All to no avail, and no response or beeps from anything.
I get ssr and dont want to lose that but also want accurate bills.
Many thanks
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I've moved your post here, @Reesfamily,

It sounds like the meter is faulty - just to be sure I would recommend doing a burns test.

Start by turning off all your gas appliances and heating. Turn on one item, such as a single gas ring, and then watch the meter for a few minutes. For a single gas ring the meter should only clock a few kilowatt hours over the course of five minutes. Make a note of the amount the meter clocks up, and tell us the figures you’ve noted. We’ll be able to judge whether your meter’s working properly or not.

Please let our team on Facebook, know the out come.

Hope this helps!
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Sounds like a faulty meter, @Csennett86, check out @Eva_OVO's best answer it will let you know the next steps.

Thanks!
We have just joined OVO and noticed when recording this months electric meter the numbers have gone backwards this month - I’m guessing this means our meter has died. Can I just request a smart meter? We will be penalised for not recording this month?
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Welcome to the forum, @Madison208!

It sounds like the meter is faulty - just to be sure I would recommend doing the kettle test during your off peak hours.

If the meter doesn't clock any usage, you'll need to call our Customer Care team to arrange a meter exchange. The earliest they'll be able to arrange an appointment for will be 17 working days. You can call the team on 0330 303 5063, they're available Monday-Friday 8am-6pm. For the time being we'll need to estimate the readings, but these can be updated as soon as we've got readings from your new meter.

Switching suppliers won't affect your peak/off peak times! :)

Let us know how you get on with this.

Eva


Welcome to the forum @KatyBu, I'd say a smart meter is the best route to go down, please see the above answer by @Eva_OVO, and contact our team.

You would not be penalised for not recording a reading!

Thanks!

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